Simulating Real-World Floods on GPUs

Flood risk assessment is important in minimizing damages and economic losses caused by flood events. A team of researchers from Vienna University of Technology and visual computing firm VRVis, are using GPUs to run fast simulations of large-scale scenarios, including river flooding, storm-water events and … Read more

GPUs Help Measure Rising Sea Levels in Real-Time

Sea levels have traditionally been measured by marks on land – but the problem with this approach is that parts of the earth’s crust move too. A group of researchers from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden are using GPS receivers along the coastline in combination with reflections of … Read more

Using GPUs to Predict National Weather Forecasts

Thanks to GPUs, the Swiss have made significant advancements in their ability to predict storms and other weather hazards with higher levels of accuracy. The Swiss Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology, MeteoSwiss, is the first … Read more